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Prep Appraisals — Lions Swept at Shawnee Mission East
The confines of Shawnee Mission East's gym were unkind to Lawrence High's basketball teams Friday night.
The LHS boys suffered a 58-52 setback that had coach Mike Lewis and the Lions feeling troubled afterward.
"We need to be able to buckle in and do a better job when things aren't going our way," Lewis said.
Here are the "Prep Appraisals" from Lawrence's road loss.
1. Logan Henrichs, sr. — The do-it-all senior made a point of attacking the rim off the dribble, which helped him score five easy points at the foul line. He also cashed in two three-pointers on his way to 13 points. Henrichs got up for seven boards and swiped three steals, getting one while diving out of bounds and whipping the ball up the floor to lead to a transition basket.
2. Jake Mosiman, jr. — An explosive scoring night off the bench for the fearless gunner. Mosiman went 4-for-8 from downtown on his way to a team-best 14 points. He hit two from behind the arc during Lawrence's fourth-quarter rally, which eventually came up short.
3. Anthony Buffalomeat, sr. — Scored four of his eight points in the fourth quarter, when the Lions finally got going. "Buff" had a solid night and gathered a team-high eight boards.
4. Shane Willoughby, jr. — After a scoreless first half, Shane started looking for chances to put up points in the third quarter. He drove in for one bucket and scored in transition in the third. Shane's last basket came with just a minute left in the game and got LHS within four points.
5. KJ Pritchard, sr. — Just four points for Pritchard on an off night, but made the extra pass to find Mosiman and Henrichs for three-pointers in the third quarter and hit Buffalomeat for a score in the paint on an in-bound play in the fourth. Also drew a charge on a head's-up play near mid-court in the second quarter.
6. Bryce Montes de Oca, so. — A couple of quick whistles on the Lions big man in the opening minutes of the third quarter got his foul total to four and forced him to sit until about the six-minute mark of the fourth. Finished with five points and three rebounds.
7. Troy Willoughby, sr. — Gritty perimeter defense as a substitute again made Troy a key contributor. He scored his only basket in the final minute of the game, with LHS breathing down the Lancers' necks.
Lawrence boys record: 8-6
Next up: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Shawnee Mission West
Girls fall at SME, 51-36
The Lawrence girls had a rough first half as they adjusted to their new lineup against a solid Shawnee Mission East team, but there were a couple of highlights, which we'll examine in the "Prep Appraisals."
1. Monica Howard, jr. — One of her best all-around games in a while. Howard caught fire in the third quarter, draining all three of the shots she took from behind the three-point line. She also nearly reached a double-double, finishing with nine rebounds.
2. Kionna Coleman, so. — Opened the game on a tear, posting up strong in the paint and scoring the Lions' first three buckets. Coleman finished the night with a team-best 11 points and had three rebounds.
3. Bri Anderson, jr. — No longer serving as a spark off the bench, Anderson started and scored six points to go with a pair of rebounds and a steal.
4. Mutiyat Hameed, sr. — She didn't enter the game until the second half, but when Hameed got in the game, you could tell she wanted the ball and she made an immediate impact. Finished with seven points and two rebounds in limited action.
5. Anna Wright, jr. — Her threes weren't falling on this particular night, but that's bound to happen every now and then. Wright set teammates up for a couple baskets and scored one for herself.
6. Bri Anglin, sr. — No points, but some nice plays for the backup post. Anglin had two assists in the first quarter with nice passes over SME defenders to Coleman. In the third quarter, she stole the ball at mid-court, raced toward the basket and drew a foul.
7. Marissa Pope, fr. — Three rebounds for the freshman guard, who had the challenge of trying to keep up with and contain East's talented back court.
8. Kylie Seaman, jr. — Only one shot attempt for the defense-oriented sub, but she showed off her passing with a lob over the top to Hameed in the fourth quarter.
9. Christina Haswood, sr. — Went scoreless, but managed to pull down a couple key rebounds off the bench.
Lawrence girls record: 6-8
Next up: 7 p.m. Monday, Shawnee Mission West
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